By Jill Colvin
MANHATTAN — Mayor Michael Bloomberg was back in Washington Tuesday, joining Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rev. Al Sharpton for a discussion about immigration policy with President Barack Obama.
The White House meeting brought political, business, and law enforcement leaders together to discuss "the importance of fixing our nation's broken immigration system to meet our 21st century economic and national security needs so that America can win the future," according to the White House.
Also in attendance were Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, former and current Homeland Security secretaries Michael Chertoff and Janet Napolitano and top administration officials including Attorney General Eric Holder.
The mayor is a long-time advocate for immigration reform and has lobbied to loosen rules to make it easier for foreign workers to start businesses here.
Earlier, the mayor delivered a speech on the importance of reducing traffic fatalities at the World Bank Group Headquarters.